2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Special Section ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Beach Reporter
    Entry Title: Kindness 2021, Good News from the South Bay
    Entry Credit: Lisa Jacobs, Michael Hixon, Tyler Evains, Paul Kryczko
    Judge Comment: The Beach Reporter's Kindness 2021 was a splash of color and vital information. The good news and stories of overcoming life's obstacles, along with its crisp design, helped it standout among the rest of the entries.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Home - Spring 2021
    Entry Credit: Emily Lavin, Ark Staff
    Judge Comment: Timely and visually pleasing, The Ark's Home - Spring 2021 was a dream publication for remote workers near and far. Its content and crisp design made for a great resource during the middle of the pandemic working.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Dana Point Times
    Entry Title: 2021 Dolphin Football Preview
    Entry Credit: Zach Cavanagh, Jasmine Smith
    Judge Comment: A fresh and colorful take on a football tab. The grass background throughout pulled the pages together, giving the readers a nice visual of what is to come on a Football Friday. The Five to Watch and Game Previews were given an eye-pleasing look thanks to the crisp and clean design.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Capistrano Dispatch
    Entry Title: 2021 San Juan Football Preview
    Entry Credit: Zach Cavanagh, Jasmine Smith
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Clemente Times
    Entry Title: 2020 Best of San Clemente
    Entry Credit: Jasmine Smith
    Judge Comment: Cover art is a breezy welcome mat for the area's vital "Best Of" issue. Nice, mouth-watering art is peppered throughout section, which elevates what could just be a run-of-the mill listicle tab.